Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus an emerging community pathogen? A review of the literature.

@article{Gardam2000IsMS,
  title={Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus an emerging community pathogen? A review of the literature.},
  author={Michael Gardam},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infectious diseases = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          202-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To discuss the historical epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and review the literature suggesting that MRSA has become a community pathogen. DATA SOURCES A search of the MEDLINE database was performed, encompassing all English or French language citations from 1966 to 1999 and containing the subjects and/or text words: 'Staphylococcus aureus', 'methicillin resistance', 'endocarditis', 'cellulites', 'pneumonia' and 'community-acquired'. Articles… CONTINUE READING
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